I’ve been thinking of joining a gym for awhile now, it was all just a matter of where and for how much. A few months ago a new swanky fitness club opened up in a nearby development project and I obviously liked the location as I’d like somewhere that would make it convenient for me to work out during the work week, either before or after. The monthly membership was but they have a drop in fee that allows you to try the club out on an as-needed basis which was my plan for Saturday.
Until, of course, Saturday morning rolled around and it took me forever to get myself up and out the door. It wasn’t until I had driven over to the gym and I was sitting in the parking lot that I realized the reason I was so hesitant is because just the very idea of walking in to the gym left me intimidated and out of place, let alone actually working out in there.
Then I remembered there were a few Planet Fitness locations in the Northeast Ohio area and when I had half-heartedly researched gyms several months ago I liked the look and feel of PF. So I turned my car around and headed to the one in Rocky River to get a better idea of what they offer and after a tour of the facility I decided to sign up!
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While the other gym left me feeling intimidated, as soon as I walked into Planet Fitness and looked around I had that Yup, this is the place for me feeling and the employee giving me the tour even said “We don’t cater to the body builder type, this is more for people who just want to stay fit.” There motto is Judgement Free Zone and you are probably also familiar with the brand if you watch The Biggest Loser.
At my apartment building I already have access to an elliptical and treadmill so one of my main reasons for wanting to join a gym is to have access to weights and strength training machines. I’ve always been a cardio gal but am well aware that strength training is equally important
Not only did I end up working out for a bit after I signed up but I also went back Sunday morning and I’m planning on going back tonight after work.
Oh, that’s the other thing: They offer two payment plans both of which are really reasonable but I decided to go for the $20/month Black Card level which will allow me to use any Planet Fitness. The Rocky River location is great for me on the weekends but a little inconvenient during the week. But luckily there is another location super close to work. I’m allowed to use the other locations up to 10 times a month which is perfect as I can’t imagine I’ll be visiting more than two times a week.
Any other Planet Fitness members out there?
Love from the ashes,